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Bank account of Nepali expat hacked

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 2:  A 31-year-old Nepali, who lives in the Mahboula, has filed a complaint with the police accusing an unidentified person of withdrawing all money from his bank account, reports Al-Anba daily. A security source said the victim told police ‘someone’ called him on ‘Viber’ and said he …

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Hacked accounts of Kuwaitis and Expats retrieved – Women target

KUWAIT CITY, May 26: The e-Crimes Department of the affiliated to the Ministry of Interior has retrieved the accounts of citizens and expatriates, most of them women, said to have been hacked by a person by sending them Ramadan prayers to the contacts stored on the victims’ phones, reports Al-Rai …

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US disrupts botnet of 500,000 hacked routers

WASHINGTON, May 24, (AFP): The US Justice Department has said that it had seized an internet domain that directed a dangerous botnet of a half-million infected home and office network routers, controlled by hackers believed tied to Russian intelligence. The move was aimed at breaking up an operation deeply embedded …

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Kuwait exposed to 5,000 cyber crimes a year: Al-Roumi

KUWAIT CITY, April 10: The Information Security and Cybercrime Advisor, Colonel Raed Al-Roumi said every Internet user has a file in the US National Security Agency, and that America would not have collected all this information even after a million years without the social media, reports Annahar daily. Al-Roumi said …

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India defence ministry website hacked, minister says

NEW DELHI, April 6 (Reuters) – The Indian defence ministry’s website was hacked on Friday and the government was working to restore it, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said. “Needless to say, every possible step required to prevent any such eventuality in the future will be taken,” she said. Screenshots shared …

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‘Cyber Security’ team formed to track hackers

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 28: In response to the recent cyber attacks on some state agencies particularly vital and sensitive institutions as well as banks, the Acting Director General of Criminal Investigation Department Major General Mohammad Al-Sharhan has formed a special team to confront hackers based on instructions from the top …

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Disabled Kuwaiti having fantasies

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 16: Personnel from Criminal Evidences have arrested young disabled Kuwaiti person for breaking into the accounts of young women on Instagram and Snapchat, copying their videos and posting on Twitter and other social networking websites, reports Annahar daily. The daily added, the arrest came after the victims …

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Equifax hack hits 143mn – Breach sows chaos

NEW YORK, Sept 9, (AP): A day after credit-reporting company Equifax disclosed that “criminals” had stolen vital data of about 143 million Americans, it had somehow managed to leave much of the public in the dark about their exposure, how they should protect themselves and what Equifax planned to do …

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FBI SEES RUSSIANS BEHIND QATAR HACK

US intelligence officials believe Russian hackers planted a false news story that led Saudi Arabia and several allies to sever relations with Qatar, prompting a diplomatic crisis, CNN reported Tuesday. FBI experts visited Qatar in late May to analyze an alleged cyber breach that saw the hackers place the fake …

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Cybercrimes top ‘lawsuits’ tackled by judiciary: report

KUWAIT CITY, April 27: A recent statistic released by the Public Prosecution revealed high rate of cybercrimes ahead of various other cases handled and acted upon by the judiciary. The total number of cases recorded in January and February were 2,041, out of which 521 cases – about 27.5 percent …

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